Portrait of Joseph-Marie Jacquard, 1839

Summary

This portrait of French inventor Joseph-Marie Jacquard (1752 - 1834) was woven of fine silk using the mechanism that he developed and patented in 1804. Jacquard's device employs punched cards to store the intricate pattern design and to control the loom. These loom cards eventually led to the data cards used in early digital computers.

This portrait of French inventor Joseph-Marie Jacquard (1752 - 1834) was woven of fine silk using the mechanism that he developed and patented in 1804. Jacquard's device employs punched cards to store the intricate pattern design and to control the loom. These loom cards eventually led to the data cards used in early digital computers.

Artifact

Portrait

Date Made

1839

Subject Date

1831

Creators

Carquillat, Michel-Marie 

Didier Petit et Cie 

Bonnefond, Jean-Claude 

Place of Creation

France 

Creator Notes

Produced by Didier Petit et Cie, Lyon, executed on a Jacquard loom by Michel-Marie Carquillat, based on the portrait of Jacquard by Claude Bonnefond

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

39.173.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Gabrielle Dannenfeld.

Material

Silk (Textile)

Dimensions

Height: 45 in

Width: 34 in

Inscriptions

Imprinted below portrait: À la Mémoire de J.M. Jacquard, Né à Lyon le 7 Juillet 1752, Mort le 7 Août 1834. Lyon: Didier Petit et Cie, 1839. Obverse: A LA MEMOIRE DE J. M. JACQUARD

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